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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 15, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Chance of snow to- night, lows 25 to 30. High Saturday 35 to 40, VOLUME 92 NUMBER 64 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, FRIDAY, MARCH ASSOCIATED PRESS. DPI, NEW YORK TIMES LINK HIJACK PLOT, EMBARGO Pastore in Retort to Nixon Plan WASHINGTON (AP) Sena- tor John 0. Pastore (D-R.I.) said Friday that the most .serious defect in President Nix- .on's campaign reform proposals was his opposition to public fi- nancing. "Public funds for the public campaigns of public officials make good sense if we want to end political Pastore said. He called the Watergate scan- dal "conclusive proof that the present system of private fi- nancing hreeds corruption." Pastore spoke on all major radio networks as the spokes- man for the Democratic congress in reply to the propos- als Nixon advanced a week ago in'his message to congress and on a nationwide broadcast. "Let us not be misled, by those who claim public financ- ing .is'taxation without repre- sentation and a raid on the eral Pastore said. ".Taxation 'without represent- ation is precisely what you have when you have corruption." "How He took exception to Nixon's recommendation that individu- als be permitted to contribute up to the campaigns of presidential candidates. "How many Americans are capable of making a contribu- tion of Pastore asked. "Surely any such contribution is suspect of some personal vested interest." He noted that the senate passed- a bill last year limiting individual contributions to It also put a ceiling on campaign expenditures. ..However, the house has taken no action on the bill. T.R. Cited Pastore, who devoted most of his address to public financing, said the idea was "first pro- posed in America by one of the nation's greatest Republican Presidents Theodore Roose- velt." "He called for public financ- ing nearly 70 years' ago in .re sponse to.the notorious corrup- tion in campaign financing that prevailed in American politics at the turn of the century and the scandal of that time was child's play compared to the scandals in the 1972 Pastore said. "The senator said congress had already provided for public fi- nancing of. presidential cam- paigns by passing 'legislation under which taxpayers can checli: off of their income tax for this purpose. He urged taxpayers to make use of the dollar checkoff. "It will not add to your tax nor will it take away from any refund to which you are he em- phasized. Regents Okay New Iowa U. Faculty Dean CEDAR FALLS May Brod- beck, a teacher and scholar in the philosophy of science, Fri- day was named dean of the faculties and vice-president for academic affairs at the Univer- sity of Iowa in Iowa City. She is currently dean of the University of Minnesota gradu- ate school and is a graduate of the University of Iowa where she earned master of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees in 1945 and 1947 respectively. Her salary will be a year. Carver Professor The state board of regents, meeting here, approved her ap- pointment Friday. She also will be Carver professor of philoso- phy at the U. of Iowa. Dr. Brodbeck's appoint- ment marks the end of a search which extended through most of the 1973-74 ac- ademic year to fill the office vacated by Ray L. Heffner, who resigned as provost last summer to return to teaching in the U. of I. department of English. In recommendjng; Dr. Brod- beck's Iowa U. President Willard Boyd said: 'We count ourselves most fortu- be able to attract such a distinguished scholar- and aca- demic administrator to Iowa. "She brings an interna- tional reputation in an impor- tant area of study, and to this reputation she has recently added through her work as dean of a major graduate school. At the U. of Iowa, Dr. Brod- beck will, f unction :as chief edu- cational officer for the institu- tion, concerned with all aca- demic- programs and academic personnel. Responsibilities Listed Her "responsibilities will in- clude approval of all faculty and academic administrative ap- pointments and promotions, fac- ulty welfare, college and d.e- partmental budgets. As a Carver professor, she will join five other faculty Bergmann, philosophy; George Forell, reli- gion; Hunter Rouse, hydraulics; James Van Allen, physios, and Allan Vestal, law work is .supported by a grant made by Roy and Lucille Carver of Muscatine to recognize distin- guished teaching and scholarship at the university. Donald Bryant is a 'Carver professor emeritus, having re- tired last spring from the de- partment of speech and dramat- ic art. Dean Brodbeck has taught at the University of Minnesota since 1947 and has been dean of graduate studies there since 1972. She has been a Fulbright research scholar in Italy, a vis- iting professor at the Universi- ty of and a visiting lecturer at Cambridge universi- ty in England. She is the author or co-author of about 40 articles and several books. Goes Fishing, Hooks Body of Missing Son MENTOR, Ohio (AP) Ste- phen Malcnda went fishing in Mentor lagoons Thursday, as he had for the past several days on the urging of family members to, get his mind off his son, Timothy, 6, who disappeared Jan. 25. "I've been casting there for two or three ,Malcndn said. "I never hooked any- thin g -maybe some tree stumps." Thursday his hook found Tim- othy's body In the water. "When I first hooked on, I hnd n snid Malcnda.' Chuckle Sign nl. nn organic farm: "Wo till It like It Is." -convrlohl said, 'Oh my God! What have I got." I pulled him up and saw his face. There was blood on it. 1' I .started hollering and screaming. I left the rod there and went to get help." Police were called to remove the body (rom the water. An au- topsy was scheduled. Malenda's home is about 200 yards from the lagoons Hundreds of volunteers, police and firemen searched the swampy area for several day! after Timothy disappeared, and divers searched the water. The bo> "a cousin, James Vin- cent, 31, said Malcnda wcni fishing "because I told him he ought to be doing hi usually docs lo take his mind off Iho hoy." Telephoto Chicago Mayor Richard Daley Greet s President Nixon at 0'Hare Airport Pawing of Files Would Hurt CHICAGO (AP) President Nixon said Friday that he is restricting access- to White House documents not because be 'has, anything to hide, but because; permitting house im- aeachment investigators to 'just come in and paw through" :he files would irreparably wea- sen the presidency. He repeated.to the Executives of Chicago the position outlined by ;his lawyers in the Watergate case. He said he will give no addi- tional tapes or documents to the house judiciary committee until it defines what.it considers.to be an impeachable offense. To applause, .he repeated his State of the Union declaration: "One year, of Watergate is enough." "The resignation of this President on charges of which he is not guilty would for- ever change our form of gov- Nixon said. "I will not be a party to the destruction of the presidency of the United States." Nixon said that, if he were to resign, any future President "could be forced out of office by simply leveling some charges" in the news media, and having them investigated in congress. Furthermore, he said, if Pres- idents make their decisions on the basis of public opinion polls, the office will be weakened and the system changed. From- a personal standpoint, he said, "resignation is an easy copout" and one that might sat- isfy some Republicans who would rather not cope with Wa- said, such a search of records vould erode presidential confi- dentiality to the point that no adviser or visitor could be sure lis conversation would be held n confidence. Nixon said that if a President could hot maintain confidential- ly for his advisers, "he would )e surrounded by a bunch of eunuchs." Asked if he believes a "vote of confidence" provision would )e a helpful addition to Ameri- can law, he recalled that such tergate problems. Noting that he has turned over to the committee all mate- rial provided the Watergate grand jury, Nixon said the house panel now wants 42 more tapes, additional documents and an index of White House files. Some members of the com- mittee advocate that it subpoe- Today's Index Comics.....................22 Crosswrd..................22 Dally Record Dcnths ......................3 Editorial Features...........6 Farm ......................21 Financial ..................23 Marlon .....................24 Movies Society Snorts ...................17-20 Slnto Television ;.................12 Want Arts ...............25-29 na the But the additional examine what it already iias." a As he has before, he said that to open all White House 'lies would pave the way for a 'ishing expedition that could delay the impeachment inquiry or months or even years. Even, more .important, he be- fore. "I fhink the founding-fathers made a very good decision wheii they rejected, Nixon said, since "they.felt there was a need for stability in the Chief Executive. "I believe the American sys- tem is a good one, at this time particularly, it is essential that Presidents be elected for four years. ''I do not think a vote of con- fidence coming up with the peo- ple or the congress" should he able to pull a President out. Nixon said. Nixon said critics of adminis- tration energy policy should de- mand instead action by congress. He said it is easy to resort to (Continued: Page 3, Col: 3.) No Word of American Although Ransom Paid BUENOS AIRES (AP) The whereabouts of American oil ex- ecutive Victor Samuelson, 36, remained a mystery Friday de- spite payment four days ago of a record million ransom lo Marxist guerillas for his rc- :ase. It was not known if the Peo- ple's Revolutionary Army was 'till holding the refinery manag- er from Cleveland or if he had >een released and secretly 'lown abroad. Officials of Esso Argentina, Samuclson's. employer and a subsidiary of Exxon, would say only that they would make no mmediate statement when Sa- muelson was released. They im- ilied the announcement would :ome from Exxon's New York leadquarters. No Word from Wife Police sources said they had no information he had been [reed. There was also no infor- mation from Mrs. Samnelson who was sent to the United States in mid-January with their three children. Along with the ransom, Exxon agreed to the guerillas' demand for nn advertisement in 42 pro- vincial newspapers saying the ransom returned "super earn- ings obtained in Argentina through exploitation of workers." Only three newspapers print- ed Hie advertisement, however fearing government retaliation tor disseminating rebel prona ganda. The leftist El Mundo printed the nd twice, and the government closed it indefi- litely for "attempting to distrib- ute subversive material." No action was taken .against the other two papers. Guerillas seized Samuelson Dec. G while he was eating unch at the refinery he headed at Campana, 60 miles north ol Buenos Aires. In northern Italy police found [idhaped Count Luigi Rossi' di rfontelera lied to a bed in the cellar of a farmhouse and ar- rested two persons at the farm lossi, 27, an heir to the Martin: and Rossi family, was kidnapcc our months ago near Turin. He was reported in good shape. Reports Nixon Tax Data To Be "Shocker1 BOSTON A membe of the congressional committe examining President Nixon's in come tax returns says its forth coming report "will be-', a the Boston Globe said rriday. Rep. James A. Burke (D- Uass.) said he supported the contention of Rep. Wilbur Mills that "the report tha will come out will in many ways be worse for the White House than the Watergate ac cording to a story from the newspaper's Washington bureau. Mills said last week that the report from the joint committei on internal revenue taxation when made public, will providi more pressure for Nixon's resig nation than'the Watergate scan dal. The White House called Mills statement "a cheap shot." Burke, No. 3 man on Mills ways and means committee said, "That report will be shocker and there'll be nothini cheap about the Globe reported. Burke declined to go into spe- cifics about the report, but said it would be made public in about three weeks, the newspa- per said. San Francisco Agreement SAN FRANCISCO (AP) iuses, streetcars and cable cars rere expected to carry com- muters home once again Friday Mowing, tentative agreement to nd a paralyzing nine-day strike y city employes. "I'm happy to announce a set- Mayor Joseph Alioto aid early Friday. The mayor, vho has been acting as media- or, said terms would not be eleased until after the member union had a chance to pprove the pact Friday after- oon. Until then, Alioto said, trikers would remain on their icket lines at Municipal Rail- way facilities, city offices, two ospitals and the Bay Area lapid Transit system. Limited icketing also was reported on be.waterfront, but it was not expected to halt all work by ongshoremen. Million a Day Some commuters hav driven pooled rides o litchhiked to work since th buses, streetcars and cable car were shut down. There were estimates th strike was costing the city million a day. Alioto said the union negotia ing team voted unanimously accept the contract. The union already had pulle pickets away from the transba bus terminal where AC Trans delivers some daily con muters from Oakland. The bu 5 Say Aim To Prevent Ban-Lifting BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) ive Arabs told Lebanese inves- igators Friday that they anned to hijack a Dutch iimbo jet to prevent Arab ales from lifting the oil em- argo against the U.S. and Hol- md, police reported. The five said they intended to ijack the KLM Boeing 747 lortly after takeoff from Beirut hursday night, fly to Lahore, akistan, and announce their emands, a police spokesman aid. Then they would fly to the 'ersian Gulf emirate of Abu )habi to.-wait for further in- tructions from their -leaders, ley were quoted. The five, three Palestinians, a iBbanese and a Libyan, were arrested at; Beirut airport mo- ments before boarding the plane.'They .carried South. Ye- meni, Libyan and Jordanian lassports. Porter Nabbed A .Lebanese catering porter for KLM also was, arrested while trying to smuggle explo- sives onto the aircraft for the hijackers, police said. :'They insisted during their in- terrogation that they did not plan to blow up the the company-said'it would jnak regular runs Friday. Package Word of an impending settle ment circulated. after reporter agreement on a pay iackage up million from he city's original offer. The union first demanded a million annual pay boost. A strike by city school teachers continued, keepin; most of the system's schoolchi: dfen away from class. A major, obstacle to an agree ment in the city employes strike was removed Wednesda when stationary engineers a four of the city's sewage treal ment plants returned to work i a negotiated agreement. The en gineers belong to a non-strikin jnion but had honored picke lines. Texan Jacobsen Pleads Innocent WASHINGTON (AP) A Texas lawyer pled innocent Fri- day of lying to a Watergate grand jury about dairy industry money. Jake Jacobsen, 54, of Austin was indicted on Feb. 24. Marion Liquor Store To Close DBS MOINES The slat, liquor store at Marion will b closed March 26 for a period o about four months until a store can be built, Director Ho! land Gallagher of the Iowa 1 quor and beer control commis sion said Friday. Gallagher said the lease o the present store site expire April 1 and the new owner want to increase the monthl rent ?890 to from to extend it temporarily tint the new building is ready. Gallagher said the commis- sion offered to pay a month but was turned down so it began a search for anothei (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8.) spokesman said. The five said they belonged to Hie Popular Democratic Front for the Litieration of Palestine, one of the five major guerilla groups. The police spokesman report- d'they said-they, began training or the hijack 15 days ago. They vere provided pass- orts and first-class tickets and iven to each: out of fvhich they bribed the porter to imuggle their explosive aboard. Food Containers Their "full confessions" were made, at an interrogation that asted into the early'hours of the morning. Police said the porter, Hassan Ali Youssef, was arrested Thursday night trie_d to slip aboard with food containers containing two pistols, two gre- nades and 22 pounds of plastic explosive. A police source said Youssef :ried to bribe a policeman when he contents were discovered. The five others were picked lip in the airport departure ounge where they were waiting o board the plane with 15 other lassengers from Beirut and 100 :rom Europe. On Schedule The plane, Flight 863 from Amsterdam to Beirut, New Delhi, Bangkok and Tokyo, con- tinued on its way on schedule after a thorough search. Airport sources said the police were tipped four days ago that lie plane might be hijacked. Of- ficers had all the suspects ex- cept Youssef under surveillance even before they reached the airport, the sources said. KLM also had 'been alerted, and one informant said the plane "was watched very care- fully all the way here." Volunteers Aid Hunt for Heidi, 4 SEATTLE (AP) Few know little Heidi, but seldom a day goes by that hundreds of shoppers, working people and schoolchildren don't watch for her face in the crowd. The 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Peterson has been missing since Feb. 21 and police say they are sure she was abducted. "I used to tell her, every night when I tucked her in, 'Remember, Heidi, whatever happens, Mommy and Daddy always love said the mother. The concern is not the Pe- tersons' alone. Thousands of volunteer housewives, stu- dents, Roy Scouts, merchants and laborers have mobilized in the search. An initial massive search turned up no sign of her. Un- daunted, hundreds of house- (Photo on page 10) wives began covering the city with posters bearing her pic- ture and description. Nearly leaflets have been distributed and the search is spreading to other cities of the Northwest and the nation. "There's probably been more response on this case than any other I've been on in 16 said Detective Hill Buaghrmin. In schools, children take a lesson to be careful of strang- ers and offer a prayer for Heidi. Police, merchants and shoppers spent an afternpon downtown hunting without re- sults after a man said he thought he had seen her with 'a woman. At the Peterson home the waiting is hard. Peterson is a carpenter. His wife is 36 and wonders if it isn't harder be- cause she became a mother relatively late. They tell themselves their daughter is safe. Peterson saya bluntly, "There are hopes but the alternative is certainly very grim." Heidi was apparently taken a couple of week's after the kidnaping of Patricia Hearst, and Mrs. Peterson compared her situation to that of the Hearst family. "At least they know she's being held. We don't. They have a terrible fear to live with but we don't even have that. If I knew someone had her..." Mrs. Peterson last saw her daughter the afternoon of Feb. 21 as Heidi and her brother, Carl, 2, played in front of the modest home. Mrs. Peterson left for n short trip to the grocery. Within 15 minutes her hus- band stepped outside the house to check on his children and found Carl on his tricycle, alone and with a long face. "Heidi said the boy.   

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